Natalie Portman and Julianne Moore are teaming up for their latest film endeavor May December.
The story synopsis runs as follows, twenty years after their notorious tabloid romance gripped the nation, Gracie Atherton-Yu and her husband Joe (twenty-three years her junior) brace themselves for their twins to graduate from high school. When Hollywood actress Elizabeth Berry comes to spend time with the family to better understand Gracie, who she will be playing in a film, family dynamics unravel under the pressure of the outside gaze. Joe, never having processed what happened in his youth, starts to confront the reality of life as an empty-nester at thirty-six. And as Elizabeth and Gracie study each other, the similarities and differences between the two women begin to ebb and flow. Set in picturesque and comfortable Camden, Maine, May December is an exploration of truth, storytelling, and the difficulties (or impossibility) of fully understanding another person.
“What so appealed to me about Samy Burch’s exceptional script was how it navigated potentially volatile subject matter with a kind of observational patience that allowed the characters in the story to be explored with uncommon subtlety,” said director Todd Haynes.
Haynes’s documentary, The Velvet Underground will have its premiere as part of the Official Selection at the Cannes Film Festival next month. Natalie Portman, who won an Academy Award for her performance in Black Swan, recently wrapped principal photography on Marvel Studios/Disney’s Thor: Love and Thunder for director Taika Waititi. Julianne Moore won an Academy Award for her performance in Still Alice and will next star in Universal Pictures’ Dear Evan Hansen which will be released this fall. May December will see Moore and Haynes reunite for the sixth time, following previous collaborations including Far from Heaven, which was nominated for four Academy Awards including “Best Actress” and “Best Original Screenplay.”
Let us know your thoughts. Will you be tuning in for this emotional bender?